Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Nursing

Perth, Australia
$128,880 to $148,089 (ALEVC); or $154,492 to $169,855 (ALEVD)
03 Oct 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • $128,880 to $148,089 (ALEVC); or $154,492 to $169,855 (ALEVD)

We are seeking an experienced academic nurse leader with a passion for innovation in learning and teaching and a sustained track record of research to join our energetic, forward-thinking team on our Joondalup campus in Perth, Western Australia. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse academic to make a difference at ECU through innovation in research, teaching and learning. The school has a strong focus on simulation-based learning and is seeking to expand on scholarly activity in this area, assisted by state-of-the-art simulation facilities. 

The school acknowledges and respects Australia’s First Peoples’ continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We are committed to increasing the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to ensure we have a workforce that reflects our communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.


The School of Nursing and Midwifery is at the cutting-edge of nursing and midwifery education and research, through the provision of innovative, high-quality education and translational research that makes a difference to the lives of people in our communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of communities for today and future generations by educating aspiring and transformational nursing and midwifery leaders through a lens of humanitarian principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion. 

Our staff are experts in their field who collaborate with national and international industry partners and universities. Our purpose is to inspire excellence in nursing and practice through innovative and strategic research.

The school is rated number one in WA public universities and number two in Australia for nursing (Undergraduate Overall Educational Experience, Good Universities Guide 2023). We graduate the most registered nurses in Western Australia, as well as providing a comprehensive range of postgraduate programs of study which prepare students for positions in the nursing and midwifery professions. The school also hosts the only dual degree of nursing and midwifery and the only Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course in WA.

Selection Criteria

The successful applicant: 

  • Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a nurse.
  • Will have completed a PhD. 
  • Will have completed qualifications in education and/or can demonstrate educational experience within a tertiary or clinical practice setting.
  • Will have a sustained track record of research related activities within a tertiary education or clinical practice setting and
  • Will demonstrate a sound professional and academic track record in nursing. 

Formal mentorship will be provided to the successful applicant. 

You will also be required to demonstrate personal attributes that align with the university’s values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry, personal excellence and courage.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits & Remuneration

The successful applicant will be appointed to a full-time, continuing position as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (depending on experience), with salary of: $128,880 to $148,089 (ALEVC); or $154,492 to $169,855 (ALEVD) plus 17% university superannuation. 

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. 

Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances. 

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our employment opportunities website

Your application

Your application is in two parts. The first part is a statement that addresses the ongoing contribution you will make as an academic in the School and how you see yourself within the school’s teaching and learning and research programs, aligned to the role description. 

The second part is a detailed curriculum vitae, including summaries of the key roles you have held or hold currently. 


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Beverley Ewens Associate Dean Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery  for more information about this exciting opportunity including details of the role and the support and development opportunities which are available.

Closing Date: 

Applications close on Tuesday 31 October 2023, at 11:30 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.